Something the Lord Made (DVD)

Joseph Sargent
Something the Lord Made tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South.\r\nWorking in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on blue babies Dr. Alfred Blalock [Alan Rickman] and lab technician Vivien Thomas [Mos Def] form an impressive team. As they race against time to save the life of a dying baby, the two occupy very different places in society. Blalock is a wealthy white Head of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital; Thomas is black and poor, a skilled carpenter. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear their friendship apart.

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